Sunday, 1 July 2012

Christmas?…….. In July!


Of course.  When better to start on your handmade Christmas cards than in July.  If you make just 5 at the beginning of each month, come December you’ll have 30 made up.  That 6 sets of 5  designs. Wow! You can’t get better than that.

I love Christmas and snowflakes and my favourite colour is blue so what better one to start us off than this fabulous card.


Let’s start with the front panel first. Cut your card base from and A4 sheet straight down the middle on the long side, so that you end up with a side opening card. 

I used my Scallop Trim Border punch to make the decorative edge. stamp up your snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set in Marina Mist and Night of Navy. Punch out 2 baubles using the Ornament Punch – one in Night of Navy and the other in Marina Mist from the Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  Stamp a snowflake on the front of the Marin Mist one and soften the edges by using a sponge dauber and some Marina Mist ink.  Attach a small amount of thread to the reverse of both ornaments, I used some silver elasticated thread that you can buy from most haberdashers.

Stick the Night of Navy directly on to your snowflake stamped background sticking the thread to the reverse then attach the Marina Mist Ornament using Stampin’ Dimensionals, overlapping it with the first.  Again, secure the thread to the reverse.  Mount on to a piece of Night of Navy and then mount onto the from of the card.

Now add the three little rhinestones from a pack of Basic Rhinestones.  I used 3 from one of the strips.


For the inside take a piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp the same snowflakes down one third of the card.  Leave the other side blank as this is where you’ll write your Christmas greeting, then mount inside.


I hope that you’ve enjoyed this little project.  Don’t forget you can change the colours around. How about Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder for a truly modern look?  Now where's my cardstock?

Send me a picture of your creation and I'll post it up on here.  I’d love to see them.

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